Thursday March 5th was an outstanding day for our 7th Grade students at J.B. Young. Each qualifying student received a certificate from the GEAR-UP Iowa grant giving them access to $2400 in scholarship money upon graduating from high school. Mr. Nathan Svare, our GEAR-UP facilitator explained the process to students and parents before presenting students with their certificates.
The GEAR-UP grant will provide additional educational and informational supports to students and their families each year until graduation. After graduation, each eligible student can received up to $600 per year for four years to pursue any post-secondary education or training. This includes: military, apprenticeships, certificate programs, as well as 2- and 4-year colleges. For more information on this program, please contact our school counselor, Steve Hahn.